Philosophical Quotes - Page 3

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
– Henry David Thoreau

The fly that doesn’t want to be swatted is most secure when it lights on the fly swatter.
– G.C. Lichtenberg

Before enlightenment chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment chop wood, carry water.
– Zen Buddhist Proverb

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
– Nietzsche

A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.
– Ludwig Wittgenstein

Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science.
– Henry David Thoreau

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
– Edmund Burke

A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure.
– Lee Segall

Around existence twine, (Oh, bridge that hangs across the gorge!) ropes of twisted vine.
– Matsuö Basho

You may only be one person to the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
– Anonymous

Compromise and tolerance are magic words. It took me 40 years to become philosophical.
– Hedy Lamarr

I’ve observed that there are more lines formed than things worth waiting for.
– Robert Brault

We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
– Francois Rochefoucauld

A fool in love makes no sense to me. I only think you are a fool If you do not love.
– Anonymous

Philosophy is life’s dry-nurse, who can take care of us – but not suckle us.
– Soren Kierkegaard

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
– Erich Fromm

Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits.
– William James

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
– John D. Rockefeller

It requires a great deal of faith for a man to be cured by his own placebos.
– John L. McClenahan

One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.
– John Stuart Mill